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Challenge: Secret Self Portrait (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2012


[Oct. 24th, 2012 01:25:24 PM]

Ok -- DPC is really giving me a kick in the ego. Any normal self portraits I do end up in the 5s. But if you can't see who I am, then I'm in upper 6s and 7s. :)

This one really intrigued me. I don't do the funky shots very often, but I enjoy them immensely when doing them. Someday I'll actually do one when it's not specified in a challenge. (well... maybe... :)

I spent hours on 1x.com looking for funky portrait ideas. There were some incredibly wonderful things there.

These were three of my favorites on 1x:

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But after spending so much time looking, I ended up just experimenting.

Here are some of the outtakes:

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Huge thanks to my son for spraying the window with water (and not getting the water on the camera that was standing next to him!!)

Thanks to the Yongnuo company for making a remote release that works through walls!

Mostly I'm floored by the votes, comments and favs. Huge thanks to all. I wish we'd have this type of challenge a couple of times a month. This is not a shot that would ever score a 7+ in a regular challenge. But it's this type of challenge that helps people experience and appreciate things outside of their comfort zone. I have learned so much because of the funky, weird, abstract challenges. While I don't do much of this type of photography, my appreciation of the images has grown exponentially. And I enjoy the excuse to experiment.






Statistics
Place: 2 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.4298
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 7.0857
Avg (non-participants): 7.5823
Views since voting: 3006
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 114
Comments: 50
Favorites: 13 (view)


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10/31/2012 06:24:27 AM
this is incredibly awesome wendy .. i noticed it on the home page and just had to comment .. :)
by the way i've started a side challenge for november if you're interested .. :)
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10/30/2012 02:21:30 AM
EXCELLENT YOUFR STYLE AND TECHNIQUE HAS JUMPED MANY LEVELS THIS PAST YEAR... YOU ARE NOW AN OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN MQNY TECHNICUES AND IDEA BRILLIANT XOX

Originally posted by posthumous:

wow

I'm hanging this in my secret fantasy hall of mirrors

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10/30/2012 02:19:18 AM
YES THIS IS ALSO ONE THAT I LIKED A LOT XOX
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10/27/2012 01:34:52 AM
There's something very special about your photography this past year. This is another example of your creativity pouring out. So very well done.
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10/26/2012 05:43:59 PM
haunting
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10/26/2012 12:38:30 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy. Great use of glass and water to create distortion. Thanks for the outtakes, fascinating to view.
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10/26/2012 11:55:20 AM
I think you got a bump from the freaks-n-geeks on this one. It might have been what carried you into ribbon territory. Congratulations!
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10/26/2012 10:45:04 AM
Very artsy in that it very effectively captures the look and feel of sadness. What makes the imagery so potent is that many of us can connect with the emotion of sadness at one time or another in our lives and that is why it resonated very well. The blue hue tones of processing support and complement the overall feel of sadness - great details with the single eye and the clarity of drops of water. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/26/2012 10:35:20 AM
Instant FAV...This image isn't the question but rather the answer. From my eye to your eye...this one deserves BLUE!

Message edited by author 2012-10-26 10:42:24.
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10/26/2012 10:14:58 AM
Congratulations,real nice work.
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10/26/2012 10:05:06 AM
A wonderful red ribbon image, Wendy. Congratulations. Like 21_F.gif mariuca I love image 5 too. I guess it's too late to save it for the Free Study?
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10/26/2012 09:56:23 AM
Great job! I enjoyed your outtakes but I think you chose the best of the lot for your entry. Congratulations.
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10/26/2012 08:27:40 AM
Excellent stuff Wendy. I had no idea who this was but loved it during voting and gave it a 9
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10/26/2012 07:05:13 AM
Congrats on the red. This is a shot I kept coming back
to see.
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10/26/2012 03:52:57 AM
good pick, congrats
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10/26/2012 03:30:58 AM
Congrats on the red Wendy!
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10/26/2012 02:57:34 AM
Oh man, if I had known this was you, I'da dropped it 3 points to a 5. :P Congrats, Wendy!
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10/26/2012 02:24:07 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Can't argue with success, Wendy!

You know how to deliver in every challenge topic.


Exactly!
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10/26/2012 02:10:16 AM
Superb Wendy.
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10/26/2012 01:48:26 AM
Wow, another vawendy-photograph in the top 3. Congrats on your Red with again a stunning image.
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10/26/2012 01:22:42 AM
Seriuos work Wendy, image 5 is totally cinematic, great work.
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10/26/2012 01:05:28 AM
Well deserved. Raw emotion. Thanks.
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10/26/2012 12:42:14 AM
Congratulations, Wendy. Excellent work.
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10/26/2012 12:19:56 AM
Can't argue with success, Wendy!

You know how to deliver in every challenge topic.
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10/26/2012 12:13:08 AM
Oh Wendy, this is awesome. Surprised (in a very good way) that it won!

You really stepped outside of your normal zone with this, and it paid off big time, very nice job, and congrats on the ribbon!! :)
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10/26/2012 12:13:03 AM
congrats... so not what I would have expected awesome... really.
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10/26/2012 12:09:13 AM
This is abstract pretty. Congrats on the red!
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10/26/2012 12:07:04 AM
This is lovely. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2012 11:43:07 PM
I'm not sure who this is but I like it. Especially the toning.
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10/25/2012 10:15:32 PM
Nice take on the challenge.
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10/25/2012 10:12:10 PM
wow

I'm hanging this in my secret fantasy hall of mirrors

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10/25/2012 09:24:51 PM
Cooool
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10/25/2012 09:19:23 PM
Haunting.
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10/25/2012 08:48:29 PM
mesmerizing 8
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10/25/2012 08:46:21 PM
Well executed idea using natural optical distortion of the water. Beautiful tones and visually powerful result. 9
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10/25/2012 07:02:28 PM
What pain, what sorrow and what beauty 10 and

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10/24/2012 10:11:23 PM
This is excellent.
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10/24/2012 06:28:11 PM
Wonderful! My favourite in this challenge. 10
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10/24/2012 02:57:40 PM
A bit creepy, but effective. Well done.
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10/23/2012 01:24:34 PM
Scored earlier - a straight 10 for an incredibly strong, effective, and aesthetically pleasing image.
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10/21/2012 06:10:45 PM
Very creative. Love the processing!
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10/21/2012 12:42:02 PM
Beautiful art...10
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10/21/2012 12:35:11 PM
Breathtaking. Liquid hair, mystery eye.
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10/20/2012 08:19:18 PM
A haunting yet beautiful image. Wonderful!
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10/20/2012 09:06:15 AM
haunting... love the drippy, silvery tones
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10/20/2012 03:53:21 AM
Amazing shot, beautiful colors, 1000 yard stare, a 'trail of tears' running down your face... I'd hang it on the wall, BIG FAT 10
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10/19/2012 10:32:46 PM
wow... the catch lights make this something special. Nice capture!
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10/19/2012 07:05:45 PM
Great, spooky, haunting, love the details of the water running down the glass, there seems to be a sadness in the eyes that really works well here
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10/19/2012 02:52:59 AM
One of my favorites. I love how it looks almost like a painting. Sad expression, rain?, and the tones made it a pretty depressing self portrait. Still dig it.
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10/19/2012 12:12:21 AM
*gasp*

Fabulous.



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